Brentford Lock West, Brentford

An excellent residential block on a low budget

Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley.
Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley. Credit: Mark Hadden

Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley for Isis Regeneration and Muse Developments

Contract value: £4.5m

GIA: 2,800m²

Circulation here is kept to a minimum to achieve the high density required. The overall composition is legible and interesting. The single brick, with coloured flush pointing, is a clear move to create homogeneity, as though the building is carved out of a single solid block. The dwellings, although built to minimum space standards, feel spacious and well planned.

 
  • Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley.
    Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley. Credit: Mark Hadden
  • Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley.
    Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley. Credit: Mark Hadden
  • Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley.
    Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley. Credit: Mark Hadden
  • Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley.
    Brentford Lock West, London by Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley. Credit: Mark Hadden
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The architects have achieved an excellent residential block on a low budget, out of a D+B process. The result is economic and functional, but thoughtful and charming.

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